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Don Covay - Funky Yo-Yo (1977) Expanded Reissue 2006

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Don Covay - Funky Yo-Yo (1977) Expanded Reissue 2006

Don Covay - Funky Yo-Yo (1977) Expanded Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 216 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 119 Mb | Scans ~ 81 Mb
Soul, Deep Soul, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Shout! | # SHOUT 25 | Time: 00:52:10

One of the most obscure albums Covay cut, Funky Yo Yo slipped out in 1977 on the tiny Versatile label, with such little notice that it's even escaped getting listed in some discographies. It's a strange record, too, with production so sparse (and some dull muffle to the sound fidelity, though it's not a serious impediment) that one suspects these might be demos, or perhaps not even 1977 recordings. Yet in a way that very rootsy, stripped-down feel makes it appealing, particularly as it was appearing at a time when many fellow soul greats of Covay's generation were issuing bloated, hopeless attempts to jump on the disco bandwagon. Far from emulating Barry White, Covay sounds rather like Van Morrison on much of this material, though the similarity's probably coincidental. Particularly on the more bare-bones arrangements, these actually have a cool intimate feel, as if they're songwriter demos intended for pitches to '60s Atlantic recording artists.

David Bowie - ChangesTwoBowie (1981) [1984, Reissue] {Japan for Europe}

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David Bowie - ChangesTwoBowie (1981) [1984, Reissue] {Japan for Europe}

David Bowie - ChangesTwoBowie (1981) [1984, Reissue] {Japan for Europe}
Rock, Art Rock, Pop Rock, R&B | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 42:46 | 279,03 Mb
Label: RCA Records (Europe) | Cat.# PD84202 | Released: 1984 (1981-11-06)

"Changestwobowie" is a compilation album by English rock musician David Bowie, issued in November 1981 by RCA Records. It is a companion volume to the 1976 compilation Changesonebowie, and its title and artwork follow the format of that album. In addition to selected post-1976 singles, the album collected five songs from earlier in Bowie's career that had not appeared on "Changesonebowie", including "Wild Is the Wind" from "Station to Station", which was released as a single to promote the album, along with a newly filmed video for the track. However, the album did not repeat the chart success of the earlier compilation, reaching #24 on the UK Album Chart and #68 in the United States. RCA reissued the album on CD in 1984, but it was soon deleted, along with Bowie's other albums, owing to a conflict between Bowie and RCA.

David Bowie - Young Americans (1975) {2007, Special Edition, Remastered}

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David Bowie - Young Americans (1975) {2007, Special Edition, Remastered}

David Bowie - Young Americans (1975) {2007, Special Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 425 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 159 Mb
Full Scans | 00:58:51 | RAR 5% Recovery
Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul | EMI #0946 3 51258 2 5

Young Americans is the ninth studio album by the English musician David Bowie, released on 7 March 1975 by RCA Records. The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of Bowie's previous albums, showcasing his interest in soul and R&B music. Bowie would call the album's sound "plastic soul", describing it as "the squashed remains of ethnic music as it survives in the age of Muzak rock, written and sung by a white limey". Initial recording sessions took place in Philadelphia with producer Tony Visconti and a variety of musicians, including guitarist Carlos Alomar, who would become one of Bowie's most frequent collaborators, and singer Luther Vandross.

The Jazzyfatnastees - The Wound (US promo CD5) (1999) {MCA} **[RE-UP]**

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The Jazzyfatnastees - The Wound (US promo CD5) (1999) {MCA} **[RE-UP]**

The Jazzyfatnastees - The Wound (US promo CD5) (1999) {MCA}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 88 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 37 mb
Genre: R&B, soul

"The Wound" is the first and only single from The Jazzyfatnastees' debut album for MCA Records. The group worked with various members of The Roots to create this effort in 1999.

VA - Zang Tumb Tuum: The ZTT Box Set (3CD/1DVD) (2008) {Salvo} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - Zang Tumb Tuum: The ZTT Box Set (3CD/1DVD) (2008) {Salvo} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Zang Tumb Tuum: The ZTT Box Set (3CD/1DVD) (2008) {Salvo}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 2.01 gb (1 gb + 1 gb + 7.16 mb)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 1.11 gb (1 gb + 115 mb)
Genre: electronic, electronic pop, synth pop, dance pop, soul, R&B, house, techno

This is music created for and by the very heart of the city at Zang Tumb Tuum Records.
Zang Tumb Tuum: The ZTT Box Set is a 3CD/1DVD box set released in 2008 by Salvo, featuring the artists that initiated their start along with those who had great success on the label, including Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Art Of Noise, Propaganda, Anne Pigalle, 808 State, and Seal among many. The DVD is a compilation of some of ZTT's hits and partial obscurities. This consists of partial scans, everything but the booklet due to inability of scanning it.

Mario Biondi - Yes You Live (2010) [2CDs] {Tattica}

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Mario Biondi - Yes You Live (2010) [2CDs] {Tattica}

Mario Biondi - Yes You Live (2010) [2CDs] {Tattica}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 856MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 221MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

The second live album by Italian soul/jazz vocalist Mario Biondi, recorded during his 2010 Spazio Tempo Italian tour, featured two jazz bands facing each other. In this double set, Biondi performs his most recent studio effort, If (2009), in its entirety, and adds a medley, a cover of "Nature Boy," three songs featuring acid jazz combo Incognito, and a studio version of the previously unreleased title track.

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

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Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008 [Re-Up]

Van Morrison - The Healing Game (1997) Expanded Remastered 2008
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 172 Mb
Label: Exile Productions Ltd., Polydor | # 5308757 | Time: 00:58:24
Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul

Van Morrison never stopped recording during the 1990s, but for a little while it seemed as if he was disconnected from his muse. It wasn't so much his series of jazz cover albums – he'd return to this vein often in subsequent decades – but his songwriting that showed signs bitterness, particularly on 1995's Days Like This, where he seemed dismissive of the very notion of being a songwriter. In that light, it's hard not to see 1997's The Healing Game as a rejuvenation. Indeed, the album's very title suggests that Morrison is in the process of mending fences and reconnecting with a sense of joy, a process that began during his deep dive into Mose Allison and other bluesy jazz artists in the mid-'90s. Morrison retains that sense of swing on The Healing Game – he also retains keyboardist Georgie Fame, who would become a fixture on Morrison's albums over the next two decades – and it invigorates a set of songs that aren't necessarily all that different from what he's been writing as of late; he's still specializing in ballads, blues, and folk-rock colored by R&B.

Mario Biondi - If (2009) {Tattica}

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Mario Biondi - If (2009) {Tattica}

Mario Biondi - If (2009) {Tattica}
EAC 1.0b1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 521MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 149MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

Italian jazz-soul vocalist Mario Biondi was born of artistic stock in the Sicilian city of Catania. His great grandfather was a respected painter, his grandmother a singer, and his father a popular songwriter. Biondi sang throughout his childhood, first performing in public at age 12 in church, and soon singing in public squares before hundreds of people. From there he competed in the Festival della Canzone Siciliana, taking third place. Biondi's musical pursuits earned him the opportunity to perform alongside such Italian vocal greats as Califano, Bongusto, and Fiorello, as well as American legend Ray Charles. As word of his talent and skill got out, Biondi found himself collaborating with groups like the Change, Mario Brothers, and Funky Company on recordings and tours.

VA - Light Mellow - Sealine [3CD Box Set] (2017)

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VA - Light Mellow - Sealine [3CD Box Set] (2017)

VA - Light Mellow - Sealine [3CD Box Set] (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.5 GB
Genre: Soft Rock, AOR, Disco, Soul, Ballad | Label: Sony Records Int'l | Catalog Number: SICP 5531~3

The second in the AOR CITY series! The song selection and supervision is by Toshikazu Kanazawa, a leading AOR critic known for Light Mellow. It covers everything from AOR classics such as Boz Scaggs, TOTO, and AirPlay to rare tracks unique to this compilation. The artwork for the jacket is a new work by Hiroshi Nagai, a master of the illustration world known for Eiichi Ohtaki's masterpiece "A LONG VACATION".

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

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Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2007

Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown - Bogalusa Boogie Man (1975) Expanded Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 323 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 166 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:50:18
Electric Texas Blues, Swamp Blues, Country Soul, Southern Rock | Maison De Blues | # SSC 3060

A sort of a sequel to Gatemouth's 1974 Cajun country & western cowboy album Down South in the Bayou Country, the originally issued Bogalusa Boogie Man consists of 12 tracks performed in more or less that same vein. "Bogalusa Boogie Man" was recorded in Bogalusa, LA, during March of 1975, almost exactly one year after Bayou Country. Material for this project was composed by Danny Morrison, Red Lane, Hoyt Garrick, David Craig, Jerry Hubbard, Pat Rush, Fred Martin, and Little Feat founder Lowell George, whose "Dixie Chicken" features "vocals by everyone around in the studio, including friends and neighbors and the one and only Woody Lee Lewis." George is said to have singled out this version as his all-time favorite.

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Re-Up]

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Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008) [Re-Up]

Tony Joe White - Deep Cuts (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 118 Mb | Scans ~ 133 Mb
Label: Swamp Records | # 7708343-2 | Time: 00:51:46
Swamp Rock, Swamp Blues, Blues-Rock, Rhythm & Blues

Revered as one of the originators of swamp rock, Tony Joe White has recast a number of his classic songs on Deep Cuts, proving that time has no jurisdiction over funky. His signature groove, starting from his 1969 hit "Polk Salad Annie," is what he uses to paint a vivid picture of the world he experienced growing up, where poverty provided unity between otherwise divided races and bad-news women were sometimes too good to pass up. Tony Joe cut the tracks with his son Jody providing a rich palette of beats and loops, utilizing both digital and live drums, strings, organs, and the unmistakable timbre of his guitar. White's time-worn baritone is positively haunting, like a restless spirit conjured by the funk that was always the core of his music.

Various Artists - NOW 70s Glam Pop (4CD, 2021)

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Various Artists - NOW 70s Glam Pop (4CD, 2021)

Various Artists - NOW 70s Glam Pop (4CD, 2021)
MP3 320 kbps | 04:32:06 | 665 Mb
Genre: 70s, Pop, Rock, R&B, Dance, Soul, Jazz, Disco / Label: Universal Music

Rewind to a time of big hair, outrageous makeup and platform shoes… NOW 70s Glam Pop is a 4-disc compilation featuring the greatest gems of this genre, including Queen, Abba, Wizzard and many more!

Peter Allen - I Could Have Been A Sailor (1979) {Universal Japan}

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Peter Allen - I Could Have Been A Sailor (1979) {Universal Japan}

Peter Allen - I Could Have Been A Sailor (1979) {Universal Japan}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 274MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 99MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Soul, Pop, Adult Contemporary

I Could Have Been a Sailor is a 1979 album by singer-songwriter Peter Allen, released on A&M Records. It is notable as containing Allen's versions of his songs "Don't Cry Out Loud" and "I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love", which were major successes, as covered by others.

Whitney Houston - The Ultimate Collection (2007) [Re-Up]

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Whitney Houston - The Ultimate Collection (2007) [Re-Up]

Whitney Houston - The Ultimate Collection (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
R&B, Soul, Pop, Dance-Pop | Label: Arista | # 88697 18898 2 | Time: 01:19:35

A compilation released in various territories outside the U.S., including the U.K., The Ultimate Collection covers Whitney Houston's career through 1998's My Love Is Your Love, containing most of the notable singles she released throughout the '80s and '90s. It's a fairly straightforward set, though there are some alternate mixes in place of original versions (including "I'm Your Baby Tonight"), which is not noted on the outside of the packaging. Some will find fault in the number of notable exclusions, including "Miracle," "You Give Good Love," "I Believe in You and Me," and "All the Man That I Need" – all of which were Top Ten R&B singles in the States. But that is more an issue of space than poor track selection.

David Ruffin - "David" Unreleased LP & More (2004)

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David Ruffin - "David" Unreleased LP & More (2004)

David Ruffin - "David" Unreleased LP & More (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Motown, Soul, Funk | Label: Hip-O Select/Motown | # B0002509-02 | Time: 01:16:02

David Unreleased LP & More includes the 12 tracks originally scheduled for release in 1971 as LP Motown 733, plus seven amazing bonus tracks from the album sessions and four mono single mixes. It's the great David Ruffin and Motown's Funk Bothers band, directed by several of the company's best producers including Smokey Robinson, Johnny Bristol, Henry Cosby, Clay McMurray and Ivy Jo Hunter. Ruffin, former lead singer of the Temptations, had started his solo career with a bang, as his 1969 album and single, My Whole World Ended, were smash hits. At age 28, entering his prime, he cut his third album while also recording duet tracks with his brother, Jimmy. David watched as the duet album, Jimmy's solo album and the solo debut from Eddie Kendricks, another former Temptations lead singer, were all released.